Lebanese security forces fired teargas at demonstrators in Beirut, as rage over the country’s leadership grew following a massive explosion that laid waste to large parts of the capital on Tuesday. State media reported late on Thursday that security forces confronted dozens of anti-government protesters in central Beirut. Some in[…]
Protesters in crisis-hit Lebanon have clashed with security forces in Beirut, a day after demonstrators outraged by restrictions on dollar withdrawals attacked bank branches with metal rods, fire extinguishers and rocks. Hundreds gathered again outside the central bank on Wednesday evening, moving to a police station where more than 50[…]
Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the seaport city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations. In a show of dissent, hundreds of Egyptians in Suez took to the streets for the second night in[…]
A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month’s presidential election raged for a second night on Wednesday (May 22), turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers. Protesters tore up slabs of pavement, destroyed street signs and[…]
Sudanese security forces arrested about two dozen opposition leaders and activists as anti-government protesters sought to reach the presidential palace to deliver a petition calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. Chanting “freedom, peace, justice”, the protesters were confronted on Thursday in downtown Khartoum by riot police who fired[…]
A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor – as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces. Evan Mawarire was freed after nightfall, one of more[…]
Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen at the al-Zaayim checkpoint, on a road that leads to the entrance of the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, east of occupied Jerusalem, on Wednesday morning. Hebrew-language news sites reported that Israeli soldiers deployed at the checkpoint opened fire at[…]
Scores of Zimbabwean civilians including a prominent activist were detained and charged with public violence on Wednesday and others were beaten, lawyers and witnesses said, pointing to a heavy crackdown on dissent by security forces. After two days of protests against fuel price hikes, residents said soldiers and police were[…]
A security campaign against Shia gunmen in eastern Saudi Arabia has reduced dozens of buildings in the town of Awamiya to ruins and forced thousands of residents to flee. Security forces have been trying for three months to flush out gunmen responsible for years of attacks on police in the[…]
At least two people have been killed after an attack on a popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Mali’s capital, Bamako, according to officials, but dozens of guests were rescued. Gunmen stormed the luxury Le Campement Kangaba complex near Dougourakoro on Sunday, attacking a resort frequented by top officials[…]
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